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The Fifth Edition of Infants & Toddlers Curriculum & Teaching provides practical and powerfully effective tools for anyone involved in the care and development of young children. This proven source not only helps prepare caregivers for certification as a child care specialist, it also instructs the reader in essential skills for self-care while caring for the needs of young children from birth to 36 months. The 13 CDA skills are presented through practical concepts and examples in real-life child care situations. This edition expands on the practical, "how-to" and hands-on aspects of childcare as well as the most current theoretical and research foundations of child development. New case studies illustrate practical examples of skills and concepts. The most current research on the brain, neurological and perceptual development as wells as new chapters on effective tools to enhance each of the five major developmental areas help make this a comprehensive child care and development resource.
Chapter 1: History and Trends in Infant and Toddler Care and Development. Chapter 2: The Unlimited Child and You. Chapter 3: Birth to Pre-school Developmental Patterns. Chapter 4: The 3As: The master Tools for Child Care. Chapter 5: Effective Tools for Child Care and Development. Chapter 6: Communicating with Parents and Staff. Chapter 7: Settings for Child Care. Chapter 8: The Indoor and Outdoor Environment. Chapter 9: Designing Curriculum. Chapter 10: The Child from Birth to Four Months of Age. Chapter 11: The Child from Four to Eight Months of Age. Chapter 12: The Child from Eight to Twelve Months of Age. Chapter 13: The Child from Twelve to Eighteen Months of Age. Chapter 14: The Child from Eighteen to Twenty-four Months of Age. Chapter 15: The Child from Twenty-four to Thirty Months of Age. Chapter 16: The Child from Thirty to Thirty-six Months of Age. Appendices, Glossary, Index